Day in history for January 13, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The first number of the German paper appeared this morning. It is a fine looking sheet, well printed, with new type and ably edited.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The ferry is still running.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Thirty-five new cases of scarlet fever were reported in Moline during the week, bringing the total to almost a hundred cases. Only seven cases have been reported in Rock Island.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The last open house campaign for new members will be held tonight in the Moose Lodge Hall.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Twin girls formerly of Rock Island will sing at festivities inaugurating President Eisenhower. They are Linda Lee and Sandra Sue Leland, daughters of Dr. and Mrs. John P. Naef, 2418 Tunlaw Rd., Washington, D.C. The twins will appear in six television programs publicizing the inaugural parade and other activities.

1982 -- 25 years ago
A minimum sale price of $110,000 was set for vacant West Campus Tuesday by Rock Island-Milan Board of Education members, who also accepted a bid for an empty elementary school. The board unanimously accepted a $40,000 bid, the only one offered in an auction Jan. 9, for Lincoln School, 6th Avenue and 22nd Street, Rock Island. No auction date has been set for West Campus, a former ninth-grade center at 9th Street and 13th Avenue.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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